TSN2 to carry Canada Games Finals Live
SHERBROOKE (August 16, 2013) Both the men’s and women’s teams from BC and Ontario will face-off for the right to be crowned Champions of the Canada Games on Saturday.
Ontario’s Fiodar Kazhamiaka and Sergey Grabovsky will face Dan Caverly and Ben Chow from British Columbia, while their female compatriots of Meagan and Nicole McNamara will take on Sophie Bukovec and Ali Woolley of Ontario. Both matches, as well as the women’s Bronze medal match, will be aired live on TSN2 and RDS2 starting at 10 a.m. EST.
Both teams from the pacific coast defeated the host province Quebec, while Ontario’s teams ended Manitoba’s hopes of a Gold medal.
In men’s action, Ontario stared strong, dominating Manitoba 21-13 in the first set. In the set second, Manitoba came to play in the second, as they fought hard to over come the boys from Ontario 21-17. Manitoba kept the momentum rolling in the third, taking the lead early, but Ontario was too strong in the end, taking the final set 15-11.
The other men’s semi-final was a quick affair, with BC quieting a capacity crowd with a quick 21-9, 21-17 win over Quebec.
In female action, it was the opposite. Ontario won a hard fought match against Manitoba 21-19, 21-19. The pair from Ontario were able to use their size and physicality against the smaller, but excellent ball control team of Brittany Habing and Chloe Reimer of Manitoba.
The other female semi-final went the distance, and was also a rematch from their pool play match, which Quebec won. Powered by a boisterous crowd, Sara Robichaud and Rosalie Coderre from Quebec took the opening set 21-16. But the twins from BC weren’t deterred, and learning from their mistakes in pool play, stormed back to take the second 21-13. The third set was a back and forth affair, with the lead flipping between both teams. In the end, the tournaments youngest team from BC, managed to exact their revenge, and book their ticket to the final with a 15-13 win.
This is the first time in the history of the Canada Games the only two provinces are represented in the medal while two separate provinces are being represented in both bonze medal matches.